An unforgettable hug and an unforgettable friend.

There are a few hugs you never forget. And the people who gave those hugs. One such hug was given to me by my friend Minal, when I was in college, about 8 years ago. I was studying for my Bachelors degree in a town called Pune in India. It was my first year of…

Day 163 – Who Needs Girlfriends?

7 HUGS, 3 children, 3 adults (1 husband, 2 neighborhood friends) I cried unexpected tears today. In the middle of a conversation with one of my girlfriends I began to talk about how important having girlfriends has come to mean to me. Throughout my life I have had about a handful of girlfriends that I…

Day 127 – Bonding Hugs

17 HUGS, 6 children, 1 4-month old infant, 8 adults (1 husband, 1 Smith’s Nursery owner’s wife, 1 friend of 15 years, 5 neighborhood friends) I love Wednesdays. I feel as though I always have a hug story coming from Smith’s Nursery. Today, after giving the owner’s wife a hug, she mentioned what an impact…

Day 93 – Inspired Hugs

9 HUGS, 6 children, 3 adults (1 husband, 2 neighborhood friends) Today, I spent most of the day with a neighborhood friend and 6 children (7 at one point). Needless to say, I didn’t get out much for hugs, but fortunately, all of the kids know to hug me. I love kid hugs. I am…